Nasrallah Says 'Axis of Resistance' to Focus on Palestine, Urges '3rd Intifada'إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah announced Monday that the “axis of resistance” in the region will once again focus its attention on the Palestinian cause, as he urged Palestinians to launch a “third intifada” against Israel.
“I'm not speaking on behalf of Hizbullah but on behalf of the entire axis of resistance. The countries of the axis of resistance are emerging victorious, strong and firm from the crisis of the past years, despite the wounds and the pains. This axis is defeating all the takfiri tools and today the axis of resistance will once again make Jerusalem and Palestine its top priority,” said Nasrallah in a televised speech during a mass Hizbullah rally condemning U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
He called on “all resistance factions in the region” and “all those who believe in resistance” to communicate and gather to “devise a plan to confront the aggression.”
“Let us lay out a unified confrontation strategy so that we all confront under a clear and unified strategy. Let us devise a practical and operational plan in which roles would be distributed and efforts would be integrated in this grand confrontation. We in Hizbullah will fully perform our responsibilities in this regard,” Nasrallah said.
Commenting on Trump's decision Hizbullah's leader stated: “In the face of this blatant American-Zionist aggression against Jerusalem, the holy sites and the nation, we reiterate our stance and commitment until victory or martyrdom.”
He said Arab and Islamic governments “must immunize the stances of the European nations that have rejected Trump's decision.”
Nasrallah cautioned “anyone counting on the U.S.” to “realize that it is not a sponsor of peace in the region but rather the creator of Daesh (Islamic State group) and the sponsor of terror, occupation and sedition.”
“The Palestinian Authority should not negotiate with Israel before Trump reverses his decision,” Hizbullah's chief urged.
He also noted that “the most important response to Trump's hostile decision should be the declaration of a third intifada across the occupied Palestinian territories.”
Trump's controversial announcement has prompted global diplomatic alarm and street protests across the Islamic world.
Tens of thousands of protesters took part in Monday's Hizbullah-organized rally in Beirut's southern suburbs.